Cheers…to more police departments

Cheers and Jeers, Nov. 14 Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 12:01 am Cheers … To more police departments in the county coming aboard the Sussex County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (C.L.E.A.R.) program serving as intake centers for those seeking assistance to break their drug addiction. By the end of the month, six police departments —[…]

6 more police forces get C.L.E.A.R. in opioid fight

By David Danzis New Jersey Herald Posted: Nov. 10, 2017 12:15 am An additional six police departments in Sussex County have agreed to become a part of a community-focused effort in combating the local drug epidemic through recovery. The Sussex County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery, or C.L.E.A.R., program announced that police departments in Andover[…]

CLEAR introduced into Vernon

BY VERA OLINSKI PUBLISHED OCT 16, 2017 AT 3:31 PM (UPDATED OCT 18, 2017) VERNON — The Community, Law Enforcement, Addiction, and Recovery (CLEAR) program roll out was introduced, Oct. 11, at the Vernon Coalition meeting. Newton Police Chief Michael Richards and Vernon Township Police Chief Randy Mills explained the CLEAR program is intended to help[…]

Even more effort needed to reverse the opioid crisis

Posted: Sep. 24, 2017 12:01 am “The problem is in our backyard and it’s a significant one.” Such was the assessment of Dr. Anthony Brutico, medical director of emergency services at Newton Medical Center and one of the panelists at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse town hall meeting held Friday in Newton. Putting statistics to[…]

Opioid crisis unites public, professionals at town hall

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — The opioid epidemic is very real and very much in our own backyards. So what is being done about it? That was the question at the forefront Friday morning at The Center for Prevention and Counseling during the Knock Out Opioid Abuse town hall, a series presented by the Partnership for a[…]

Addiction recovery program shows results in first year

Posted: Jul. 30, 2017 12:01 am Celebrating its first year in operation, the Sussex County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery program is comfortable, and justifiably so, adding on the tagline “Hope begins here.” Statistics shared last week at a first anniversary gathering of founders, workers, supporters, partners and clients of C.L.E.A.R. provided a clear picture[…]

C.L.E.A.R. was ‘first step to saving my life’

By David Danzis New Jersey Herald Posted: Jul. 28, 2017 12:01 am NEWTON — Jeremy Leskow admitted that standing in front of a room filled with police officers, prosecutors, addiction specialists and elected officials was not something he could have ever imagined doing just three months ago. But, 60 days into his substance abuse recovery,[…]